Agenda

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28.03.2014.
09:30 Registration
10:00 Government 2.0: Values and Impact

Speakers:

  • Welcome note by Darko Soković, President, Foundation Dokukino, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •  Welcome note by Thomas Mesa, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Welcome note by Krunoslav Vidić, Chairman, SEECOM, Croatia 

Moderator:

  • Vuk Vujnović, Secretary General, SEECOM
10:30 Press Relation & Coffee Break
11:00 Government 2.0 – Principles

Key Note:

  • Jasna Jelisić, International Expert for Foreign Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Bosnia and Herzegovina

​Governments that have decided to open themselves to the general public today achieve this goal​ through a multitude of channels which enable two-way communication. Methods through which citizens’ voice can be heard are plenty, with social networks and new technologies functioning as the springs propelling the practice of dialogue and listening to the needs of the citizens. We will discuss the channels governments use to achieve efficient communication with the constituency, the manner in which dialogue with the citizens manifests itself in practice, and the ways communication is implemented toward advancement of the society as a whole, with an emphasis on existing methods employed in the region.

11:30 Government 2.0 – Principles

Speakers:

  • Opening remarks/Moderator: Vuk Vujnović, Secretary General, South East Europe Public Sector Communication Association (SEECOM), Montenegro
  • Government 2.0 in Croatia: Marko Božac, ‎Associate, Online Communication Department, Government of the Republic of Croatia, Croatia 
  • Digital Diplomacy of Kosovo: Arianit Bytyçi, Director of the Public Communication Office, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of Kosovo* 
  • Government communications in a historic step: Republic of Moldova between challenges and achievements: Aliona Sloninov, Head of Government Communications Office, Government of Moldova 
  • Netherlands Government 2.0 Practices, Mak Kapetanović, Communications and Political Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
12:30 Coffee Break
12:45 Government 2.0: From Policy to Practice – II Part​

Speakers:

  • Moderator: Vuk Vujnović, Secretary General, SEECOM Montenegro
  • Engaging Citizens in Public Policies: Marija Novković, Project Manager, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Montenegro 
  • Stockholm Internet Forum 2014: Johnatan Francis, First Secretary and Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Etička linija: Kemal Korjenić, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Defence, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
13:30 Lunch Break
14:30 Workshop

Group Work:

Institutional Challenge 2.0 / Communication through Engagement

  • Participants identify policy issues (government policy priorities) where engagement could serve as an effective communication (and policy making) tool 
  • Group Work: Each group develops a ‘communication through engagement’ plan for their policy areal 
  • Groups Rapporteurs present the groups’ plans 

Moderators / Rapporteurs:

  • Krunoslav Vidić/ Vuk Vujnović, SEECOM

 

16:00 Coffee Break
16:10 Wrap Up Session

Discussion:

  • What Government 2.0 can do for citizens, communicators (and policy makers)
  • What communicators can do to promote Government 2.0 and hear the citizens’ voice 
  • How to identify concrete project ideas and the pertinent implementing parties in the region 

Interventions:

  • Krunoslav Vidić/Vuk Vujnović 
20:00 Welcome Drink @ Kriterion, Obala Kulina Bana 2

Live set Midi Brigade

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29.03.2014
09:30 Registration
10:00 What is 2.0 Reality?

​Reality 2.0 is a concept for societal betterment envisioned as a comprehensive approach to two-way communication between citizens and political representatives, aiming toward socially beneficial results, which derive from proactive dialogue. The idea entails a paradigm shift in information and attitude dissemination and communication, from traditional media and instruments delivering one-way messages, to social networks, new technologies and other methods enabling real-time, two-way discussion. Modern technologies and organized endeavors on the part of civil society and the government bring about increased transparency and efficiency in problem-solving and creating ideas for social good. The goal of Reality 2.0 is to support and conduct a free flow of communication between multiple parties, which will result in government officials partnering with civil society and jointly working toward societal improvement.

Speakers:

  • Welcome note by Darko Soković, President, Foundation for New Communications Dokukino, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Welcome note by Zorica Vojinović, Senior Program Coordinator, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Serbia
  • Welcome note by Adis Arapović, Project Manager, Centres for Civic Initiatives (CCI), Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Welcome note by Leila Bičakčić, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN), Bosnia and Herzegovina

Moderator:

  • Vuk Vujnović, SEECOM
11:00 Press Relation & Coffee Break
11:15 Transparency and accountability

Key Note:

  • Marko Rakar, Political Advisor, President, Windmill Association, Croatia 
11:35 Open Discussion: Practice to Policy

​Efficient communication, coupled with a system in which governments’ conduct is beneficial to the society, entails that civil society organizations control and stimulate governments’ actions.​ ​On this occasion we will outline the differences between illusions of cooperation embodied in​ ​mere public relations actions and fundamental advancement through the acknowledgment of citizens’ needs and opinions. We will analyze whether governments are truly ready to subject their work to public scrutiny through transparency and responsibility, or whether citizens need to seek cooperation through additional initiatives and organized action. The goal is to establish if legitimate partnership between civil society and political representatives is possible and what needs to be done to achieve it.

Speakers:

  • Opening remarks/Moderator: Sadžida Tulić, Project Assistant Directorate General of Democracy, Council of Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Project Istinomjer: Boris Brkan/Dalio Sijah, Founder and Project Manager/Editor – Info Portals, CSO Why Not?, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Jan Zlatan Kulenović, Executive Director, Youth Information Agency BIH (OIABIH), Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Maja Branković, Project Coordinator, Transparency International, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Igor Kolundžija, Activist, Oštra Nula, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Aleksandar Trifunović, Editor-in-Chief, BUKA, Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Miloš Milošević, The Hero, Citizen Engagement Platform, CEO and Creative Director, Fleka, Montenegro 
12:45 Coffee Break and Snacks – the Best Practice Fair
14:00 Wrap Up Session

Discussion:

  • What Government 2.0. can do for citizens, communicators (and policy makers) 

  • What communicators can do to promote Government 2.0 and hear the citizens’ voice

  • Next steps 

Interventions:

  • Darko Soković/Vuk Vujnović
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